The head of the “Future Movement”, Saad Hariri, called for the necessity of summoning all parties concerned in the events that took place in the capital, Beirut (in Tayouneh Street), stressing that summoning the leader of the “Lebanese Forces” party, Samir Geagea alone, increases the division in the country.
Hariri said in a tweet via his Twitter account, “The announcement of the notification of the head of the Lebanese Forces Party, Samir Geagea, (it was pasted on the door of his house and was not delivered by hand) to appear before the Intelligence Directorate of the Lebanese Army, also falls under the rubric of absurdity and calls the country further. from division and the employment of state administrations in the service of revenge policies.”
He added: “What is required is to inform all concerned, orally or verbally, of the necessity to appear before the requirements of the national interest and not to compromise the remaining elements of civil peace.”
He pointed out that his current’s absence from the Tayouneh events and their repercussions “was deliberate because we refuse to engage in an absurd conflict, line up on the lines of the civil war and its sectarian divisions, and return to the language of security sniping and seizing political opportunities.”
On October 14, armed clashes erupted in Al-Tayouneh Street, located between the Shiah (majority Shiites) and Ain Al-Rummaneh (Christian-majority) areas in Beirut. Amal”, denouncing the decisions of Judge Tariq Bitar, the judicial investigator in the Beirut port explosion case.
The confrontations resulted in the killing of 7 people and the injury of 32 others, most of them from “Hezbollah” and “Amal”, which accused the “Lebanese Forces” of carrying out an armed ambush against their supporters, which the latter denied.
Last Thursday, the military court announced that Geagea had been summoned to hear his statements following the confessions of those arrested in the case.
Geagea commented on the decision to listen via Twitter, saying: “I, as the leader of a legitimate Lebanese party, are under the law, but for justice to be upheld, the judiciary must deal with all parties in the country on the basis that they are under the law (in reference to the Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah).”
And on Monday, the local Al-Jadeed channel reported that “Geagea was summoned to the investigation branch of the Lebanese Army Intelligence in the Ministry of Defense in Yarzeh, at nine o’clock in the morning on Wednesday, October 27, to hear his testimony on the case of the Tayouneh incidents – Chiyah – Ain al-Rummaneh, as a listener.